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Concussion Facts

Symptoms Of A Concussion

Usually self-diagnosable

Symptoms may include headache, confusion, lack of coordination, memory loss, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, ringing in the ears, sleepiness, and excessive fatigue.

People may experience:

Headache: can be persistent or severe

Whole body: blackout, fatigue, or poor balance

Cognitive: amnesia, disorientation, or mental confusion

Gastrointestinal: nausea or vomiting

Also common: irritability, mild depression, ringing in the ears, sensitivity to light, or sleepiness


  • Treatment consists of pain medications and activity modifications
  • There is no specific cure for concussion. Rest and restricting activities allow the brain to recover. This means one should temporarily reduce sports, video games, TV, or too much socializing.
  • Medications for headache pain, or odansetron or other anti-nausea medications can be used for symptoms.
  • Medications
  • Analgesic: Relieves pain. Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Self-care
  • Rest: Reducing activity for a short period of time following an injury to promote healing.
  • Therapies Rehabilitation: Retraining the brain's pathways to improve mental and physical functioning after an illness or injury. For example, after a blow to the head (concussion).

Connections Achievement and Therapy Center offers therapies and methods for treating concussions. If you think you or someone you love may be having issues, make an appointment with our specialist today!


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